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>> that's better. >> i'm liz cho. world breaking news tonight. the new terror arrest here in america. the alleged highway plot. the arrest connected to the terror in california. authorities say syed farook's friend plotted with him before. the alleged plan to trap drivers during rush hour, armed with bombs and guns. brian ross is standing by tonight. the pharmaceutical scandal. the young ceo under arrest tonight. first, hiking a life-saving drug from $13.50 to more than $700 overnight. now, arrested for something else. the race for 2016 tonight. vladimir putin's new praise for donald trump. and trump's response, just in. the deadly road rage on an american highway spanning 60 miles, hitting several cars. and consumer outrage tonight
and now being sold for $12,000. good evening. and it's great to have you with us here on a thursday night. and we begin tonight with that terror arrest late today in connection with the horror that unfolded in san bernardino. the husband and wife, turned killers at that work holiday party. well, tonight, syed farook's childhood friend, enrique marquez, under arrest, after being questioned for days. authorities tonight revealing the stunning charges. they say he was the friend who bought those assault weapons and had trained with farook before. among the plots they allegedly hatched, a plan to trap drivers during rush hour and then unleash their terror. we begin with abc's chief investigative correspondent brian ross tonight. >> reporter: after ten days of questioning by the fbi at a secret location, enrique marquez was brought to the federal courthouse in riverside, california, late today, in the back of this fbi vehicle to face serious terror charges.
bernardino terror rampage, the fbi figured out that the two assault rifles used in the attack were bought by marquez, almost four years ago. but the charges made public today reveal the 24-year-old marquez and his long-time friend and former next door neighborhood, syed farook, first planned to use the weapons and pipe bombs to attack the calf cafeteria of a community college in late 2011 or early 2012. and then, later, for a rush hour terror attack on this california freeway. quote, the plan was for farook to throw pipe bombs onto the highway. and then, move into vehicles. according to the federal complaint, it was farook who sper swalded mar kedz to convert to islam some eight years ago and radicalized him using online videos from al qaeda. authorities also charge that farook got marquez to marry a
extended member of farook's family, so she could come to the united states. marquez confided to his friends, it was all a sham. >> he just said he married her for the visa. and that's pretty much where he left it. >> reporter: more ominously in the weeks before the terror attack that killed 14 people in san bernardino, friends say marquez warned of the plans of what he called a terror sleeper cell. >> he would just, you know, talk about how there are so many sleeper cells and when it's going to happen, it's going to be big. >> reporter: two days after the attacks, marquez wrote on facebook, "my life turned ridiculous, involved in terrorist plots, drugs, anti-social behavior, marriage. might go to prison for fraud, et cetera." >> and brian ross is with us now. we want to be clear here. marquez is not accused of participating in the san bernardino attacks? >> reporter: that's right, david. federal prosecutors say there is currently no evidence that marquez was part of the attacks. but there's no doubt buying the
fatal con consequences. if convicted on today's charges, he could face up to 35 years in prison, david. >> all right, brian ross on this every step of the way. brian, thank you. and meantime tonight, authorities are now studying a 911 call that the gunman's friend enkey kay marquez made right after the rampage in san bernardino. abc's senior justice correspondent pierre thomas in washington tonight. >> reporter: david, just hours after the december 3rd shooting, a frantic marquez dials 911. what's wrong? why do you feel like you want to kill yourself? marquez responds. my neighborhood. he did the shooting. the dispatcher says, your gun? marquez responds, yes. oh, my god. the dispatcher asks, how do you know it's your gun? marquez responds, they can trace all the guns back to me. when asked who the shooter was. marquez responds flatly, it's syed farook. according to the fbi later that
the ucla harbor medical center and went to the er. the fbi said he had consumed nine bottles of beer. david? >> pierre thomas live in our washington bureau with the 911 call made right after that attack. pierre, thank you. we move onto other news tonight and to another case we're following peking headlines. what authorities call a pharmaceutical scheme. the young ceo who set awful a fire storm before, after liking the price of a life-saving drug 4,000 times overnight. martin shkreli arrested for securities fraud. hours later, released on bail. abc's linsey davis on what he's accused of doing now. >> reporter: the 32-year-old known as the bad boy of farm suit cams infamous for increasing the price of a life-saving drug from $13.50 to $750 a tablet, arrested this morning on unrelated security fraud charges. >> shkreli essentially ran his companies like a ponzi scheme. >> reporter: according to the indictment, martin this cell
got millions from investors. when he lost their money through a series of bad trades, he took money from new investors to pay off old ones. then, he took a company called retrophin public. the company acquired old drugs and sold them for higher prices. according to investigators, he and the company's attorney used that company's money to pay off his hedge fund investors. >> the two defendants shkreli and available, could use retrophin for his personal piggy bank. one of the headlines saying you are the most hated man in america. he assured us he was going to dramatically cut the cost that had caused such a ruckus. >> i'm not a greedy person. >> reporter: he cut it to the equivalent of $375 a pill. still, a 2,000% increase over the original cost. online, shkreli has posted hours of video of himself. >> i don't really care about people hating me. >> reporter: that devil may care attitude not as apparent tonight
arraignment. pled not guilty. and the account of bond he paid to walk out of jail? david? >> linziesey davis with us tonight. thank you. now to the race for 2016 tonight. donald trump with a rare acknowledgement, telling jimmy kimmel he has been, quote, late bit divisive. and this evening, getting a vote source. russian president vladimir putin, calling trump colorful, talented, and late today, trump responding. abc's cecilia vega on the campaign trail again tonight. >> reporter: as his rivals battle on the campaign trail, donald trump basking in the bright lights of late night tv. >> did you decide you were going to be nicer? >> you know what, i would like to see the republican party come together, and i've been a little bit divisive, in the sense that i've been hitting people pretty hard. >> a little bit, yeah. >> reporter: jimmy kimmel even unveiling a trump-themed children's book, "winners aren't
people. which one will you be? a loser like them? would you like to finish? or a winner -- >> like me. >> reporter: and today, trump getting unexpected and resounding praise from vladimir putin. [ speaking foreign language ] >> donald trump. >> reporter: putin calling trump a talented, very colorful person, and the absolute leader of the presidential race. trump's response? "it is always a great honor to be so nicely complimented by a man so highly respected within his own country and beyond." but while trump is riding high, a tough day for his chief rival, marcio rubio saying cruz once supported legalizing undocumented immigrants. >> he's not told the truth about his position in the past on legalization. >> reporter: on fox news, cruz stumbling after being shown his own words from 2013. >> i don't want immigration reform to fail.
pass. >> it sounded like you wanted the
bill to pass. >> of course i wanted the bill to pass. my amendment to pass. >> you said the bill. >> what my amendment did was take citizenship off the table. what it doesn't mean, that i supported the other aspects of the bill, which was a terrible bill. >> reporter: tonight, cruz doubling down. >> i oppose legalization for illegal aliens. i always have and i always will. >> reporter: the texas senator fighting for those donald trump voters. but fighting against trum m onp on the other side of the aisle? hillary clinton sending a personal plea to the trump-loving father of this young woman. >> hi shawn, i'm here with your daughter and i hope you can see i don't have horns and i really do hope that as this election goes on you'll listen to your daughter. thanks. bye. >> we'll see how that plea is received. cecilia is live in new hampshire
host that debate between hillary clinton, bernie sanders and
governor o'malley on saturday. and cecilia, senator sanders marking a milestone today, more than 2 million donations to his campaign and many of them very small. >> reporter: that's right, david. in increments of $30 or less. they are coming in. and since wednesday alone, he's raised more than $1 million. big numbers for sanders. 800,000 donors so far. but the big show happens right here behind me. you can see the stage getting ready. we will see you soon here in new hampshire. can't wait to see you. >> can't wait to see you, too. there. and we hope everyone at home will join us this saturday night when martha raddatz and i moderate the new hampshire democratic debate, 8:00 p.m. eastern, 7:00 central, right here on abc. to other news this evening, and to the acknowledgement from the pentagon tonight, admitting defense secretary onash carter used a personal e-mail account for official business. even after hillary clinton was already under fire for using her private e-mail. tonight, defense secretary
but this even, many are asking how this could happen again? abc's chief white house correspondent jonathan karl now. >> reporter: defense secretary ash carter was in iraq today, but dogged by questions about his use of private e-mail for official pentagon business. >> particularly someone in my position and with the sensitivities about this issue should have known better. i didn't do the right thing this is entirely on me. >> reporter: in march, revelations about hillary clinton's use of private e-mail as secretary of state set off such a firestorm that the white house issued firm instructions to all administration employees that they were to use government e-mail for government business. >> those guidelines have been made clear. >> reporter: but it turns out secretary carter kept using his personal e-mail for at least two months after that, much to the surprise of the white house. how is it that secretary carter kept on using his personal e-mail even after the white house made it perfectly clear that it was against policy, that it was not to be done?
context of some of the exchanges that we had about secretary clinton's e-mail habits, i observed that surely given the attention to secretary clinton's e-mail habits that no one would make the same mistake. but as secretary carter himself admitted, he did make that same mistake. >> reporter: eventually, the white house found out carter was still using private e-mail and asked him to stop. he did. but listen to what the state department said today when asked if secretary of state john kerry ever uses private e-mail for official business. >> the short answer is of course. you know, he can't prevent somebody from e-mailing him, if they have his private e-mail account. >> and jon karl joining us live from the white house. still seems to be some confusion over e-mail rules. but back to ash carter for a moment, jon. acknowledging his mistake today, but it doesn't appear that that's going to be quite enough. >> reporter: no, it won't be. the senate armed services committee wants to review his e-mails to see if they included any classified information. carter has pledged to cooperate
and he has insisted that he did not include any classified info in his e-mails. >> all right, jon karl live from his post at the white house. jon, thank you. we tern now to a developing story out of oklahoma tonight. an apparent road rage incident that left two people dead. a suspect now in custody. 45 minutes of terror stretching 60 miles across i-40, as a gunman opened fire, hitting unsuspecting drivers, including a husband, sitting in his car with his wife. here's abc's ryan owens. >> reporter: this stretch of western oklahoma interstate looked more like the wild west late wednesday night, a crime scene stretching 60 miles. >> ambulance to the 84 mile marker off-ramp. possible gunshot wound. >> reporter: police say a gun-toting, pickup-driving jeremy hardy was drunk when he fired at at least six vehicles, including this semi. >> officers are advising that they are doing cpr. >> reporter: authorities say it started as road rage, that hardy tried to run kent powell and his wife off interstate 40 just
hardy allegedly followed the couple some 15 miles before shooting and killing powell. another ten miles down the road, officers found billie jean west shot to death in her car on the side of the road. her family telling us this picture was taken wednesday, hours before her death. it was another 30 miles down the interstate before troopers finally pulled over hardy. he gave up without a fight. >> we're doing our best to gather the information about what sparked this, and what was going in his world to make him do this. >> reporter: hardy is from texas, police aren't even sure what he was doing here in oklahoma. they do tell us they couldn't even book him in the jail through most of today because he was still so intoxicated. david? >> ryan owens, thank you. there is still much more ahead on "world news tonight" this thursday. big changes coming to new orleans after a vote. coming up here, that city council voting, saying, we have a right to correct historical wrongs. what you will no longer see there. also, the new medical
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